Bob Saget’s widow and daughters are trying to block Florida officials from releasing photos and records connected to the investigation of his death.
The family members filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Orange County Sheriff’s Office and a local coroner. They claim records associated the 65-year-old comic’s death last month were “confidential and exempt from disclosure to the public” under state law.
Saget suffered “blunt head trauma,” likely during an “unwitnessed fall” in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, according to the results of an autopsy released last week.
The medical examiner said the “Full House” star suffered severe skull fractures, but his death was ruled accidental.
The lawsuit focused on preventing the release of “photographs, video recordings, audio recordings” and “statutorily protected information” to the public.
Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters from a prior marriage argued the release of the records would cause “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress.”
His family released a statement last week stating that doctors found he “accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep.”
Some experts have raised doubts about that conclusion, with one doctor telling the New York Times Saget’s injuries were more consistent with a “baseball bat to the head” or a fall from “20 or 30 feet.”
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